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Programme Structure

Programme Structure

Period of Study

   Registration Dates Probationary Period Normative Study Period
Master of Philosophy
(MPhil)
January 1 and September 1 every year Full-time: 12 months
Part-time: 18 months
Full-time: 24 months
Part-time: 36 months 
4-year Doctor of Philosophy
(4-year PhD)
First day of every month Full-time: 18 months
Part-time: 24 months 
Full-time: 48 months
Part-time: 72 months 
3-year Doctor of Philosophy
(3-year PhD)
First day of every month Full-time: 12 months
Part-time: 18 months 
Full-time: 36 months
Part-time: 54 months 

Fields of Study

The key fields of study available for our research postgraduate students can be viewed here.

Coursework Requirement

All research postgraduate students are required to fulfill the Graduate School and Faculty/Departmental coursework requirements before thesis submission.  For details, please click here.